Open with care (2022)
Ballpoint pen drawing on an antique 1904 envelope
33 x 44,5 cm
Image: Mark Powell
With the humble Bic Biro as his tool of choice, London-based Powell creates intricate portraits on antique documents. His favoured subjects are elderly, a natural fit for the paper he uses and his detailed style: post marks and typography merge with pen strokes to create a captivating whole.